CHEM 760/7600 - Organic Materials Synthesis

Semester: Winter 2024

Professor: D. Schipper | Discipline: Organic | Campus: Waterloo


Organic Materials Synthesis will familiarize students with modern techniques that are used to synthesize organic electronic materials (conjugated molecules and polymers). Methods to be introduced include Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions (Suzuki, Stille, Sonagashira etc.), other catalytic and stoichiometric techniques (Yamamoto, Kumada, Gilch etc.), oxidative polymerization (chemical and electrochemical) and C-H bond activation strategies. The methods will be discussed within the context of the properties and potential applications of the resulting materials such as organic photovoltaics, light emitting diodes and field-effect transistors.


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  • Wed: 5:30 pm - 8:20 pm in C2 361

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